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Oxford tipped for exit as duo eye move

28th January 2019, 11:43 by Aidan Perkins

West Ham defender Reece Oxford is in demand this week with Eintracht Frankfurt and Nottingham Forest battling to sign him.

With the transfer window closing on Thursday night, Oxford could be set to leave the London Stadium to find regular football elsewhere.

The 20-year-old has struggled to kick on with the Hammers after returning from a season-long loan deal at Borussia Monchengladbach last season and he's not managed to work his way into the first-team under Manuel Pellegrini, having to settle instead for Under-23 action.

A return to Germany could be on the cards as reports say Frankfurt are keen and are hoping to sign him on a permanent basis for around £8million, while Forest, who are now managed by Martin O'Neill, could also offer him the chance to stay in England.

It appears Oxford will have to move on for regular game-time as he last appearance for the Hammers in October 2016, after earlier becoming the club's youngest-ever player at 16 years and 198 days when playing in a Europa League qualifier in July 2015.

Oxford has made 17 senior appearances for the Hammers in total and is under contract until summer 2021.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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